“The inhabitants of France have not remembered such a cold and ugly spring for a long time.”
Although we already have the middle of May, snowfall in the mountain regions in the south and the center is causing chaos on the roads and power outages.
14 May 2018 – Snow fell on Sunday in the Upper Loar, Ardèche, Centa, Haute-Loirel and Lozère, triggering an orange weather alert due to snowfall and icing.
In addition, as Meteo France claims, the snow is wet and heavy, which can destroy spring plants, as well as cause tree branches breaking, power outages and roofs collapse. Météo France calls it “heavy and settled, notable and late” in the season.
Four cm of snow appeared at an altitude of 900 meters above sea level. it was already at least 12 cm and growing, because the snow is falling and according to meteorologists it will fall until late Monday.
At an altitude above 1 km, the thickness of the snow cover may exceed 50 centimeters.
Heavy May snowfall surprises south Massif Central
In some places, over 12 centimetres of snow has fallen, especially at high altitudes of over 1,400 metres and higher.
Even at over 900 metres, over four centimetres have been recorded, with as much as seven centimetres at altitudes of 1,240 metres.
It is continuing to snow today (Sunday May 13), with Météo France suggesting that up to 50 centimetres could settle in areas higher than 1,000 metres.
Thanks to Patric, Kenneth Lund and Don Brown for these links